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Theology & Religious Studies
Susie Paulik Babka, Ph.D., is excited to be a part of the community at USD that seeks to intertwine Beauty with Justice. Beauty is that which draws us out of ourselves toward something deeper; Justice is the practical work of transforming this world into the world intended by God: a world that celebrates the dignity of every human being, our inherent interdependence, and the worth of all creation.
Babka is currently working on a book, Christology of the Mercy Seat: Imagining the God Who Suffers and articles exploring the relationship between abstract art and spirituality and the incarnation and interreligious dialogue.
Her interests are in Christology; the doctrine of God (Trinity); the problem of catastrophic suffering; theological aesthetics and the connection between art and the sacred; feminist and liberation theologies; the Frankfurt School.
- PhD, University of Notre Dame
- MA, University of Notre Dame
- MTS, Duke University Divinity School
- BA, University of Notre Dame, Theology
- BA, University of Notre Dame, The Program of Liberal Studies